Birth: Jan. 26, 1874
Death: Nov. 21, 1958
Margaret Lillian Eddleman Keller (1885 – 1966)
China Grove, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
Source: www.findagrave.com, # 55045383.
Salisbury Evening Post (Salisbury, NC), May 28, 1909, p. 1.
REV. MR. KELLER’S CHANGE
Mt. Pleasant Educator Goes to Claremont College
The China Grove Record says: Rev. John H. Keller who has been one of the instructors of Mont Amoena Seminary, at Mt. Pleasant, during the past school year, has severed his connection with that institution and will take a similar position with Claremont college, Hickory, which commences the first of September. Mr. Keller and his wife, Mrs. Keller, being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Eddlman, will spend part of the summer here with Mrs. Keller’s parents, after which they will go to Hickory to live.
Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), 26 Aug 1943, 6
DR. KELLER HEADS PROJECT MEANT TO SERVE BOYS
CONCORD, Aug. 25 – Rev. John H. Keller, D. D. of China Grove, retired minister of the Evangelical and Reformed church, has been named general superintendent by the executive directors of Boys’ Town, a youth project located a mile south of the W. R. Odell school, near Concord. The project is supervised by the Knights of Young America, local chapter No. 1.
Dr. Keller was born and reared at Center Hill, Pa., graduated at Franklin and Marshall college, Lancaster, Pa., and from Lancaster Theological seminary in 1901. Franklin and Marshal college conferred the doctor of divinity degree upon him in 1935.
He came South in 1901 to become pastor of Mt. Gilead charge, serving for eight years, teaching fora year in North Carolina Lutheran college and seven years in Mont Amoena Lutheran seminary, both at Mount Pleasant. He was mayor of Mount Pleasant for a year and during this time erected and Evangelical and Reformed church which bears his name, located four miles east of Concord.
He was married to Miss Margaret Lillian Eddleman of China Grove in June, 1908. They have one son, Dr. John H. Keller, Jr., a graduate of China Grove schools, Duke university, and Tulane Medical school, New Orleans, La. He is a present associated with the Naval hospital at San Diego, Calif.
In 1909 Dr. Keller moved to Hickory and served as dean of Claremont college, during which time he supplied Trinity church, Conover, Bethany and Smyrna churches in Catawba county. He went to China Grove, and St. Paul’s church, Enochville.
Dr. Keller erected new churches at China Grove and Landis, and became pastor of the Mt. Zion-Landis charge, serving approximately 25 years. During this pastorate he taught a private school at China Grove, in the China Grove High school, in the Enochville High school, and in the Miranda High school.